Economic Development

Artesia is a unique community with a vibrant business environment unlike any other in the region. It is a city with both a bustling downtown and a small-town feel, and one with an extraordinary level of cultural diversity. Artesia’s regional profile is growing, as Downtown Artesia’s many dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations expand and events like the International Street Fair and Diversity Festival bring visitors to Artesia. Centrally located and affordable, Artesia offers business locations and housing options to meet all needs. Metro’s coming West Santa Ana Branch rail line will further grow Artesia’s profile as a regional hub and a prominent location in which businesses can thrive.
Econ Dev1The City of Artesia is committed to maintaining a thriving business community in the city, and provides numerous resources to both current and new businesses to help them on the path to success. Incentives programs, guides to doing business, and one-on-one help from City staff are all available to businesses looking to locate or expand in Artesia.

Learn more about starting a business in Artesia and how the City can help you by viewing the below resources. You may contact the City with any questions at (562) 865-6262.
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Location: Artesia is located at the center of the Gateway Cities region of Los Angeles County. Right off the 605 and 91 Freeways, and close to Metrolink, LA Metro and three airports, Artesia is within a 30 minute trip of millions of people. Additionally, LA Metro is planning a new light rail line that will connect Artesia to Downtown Los Angeles in 35 minutes.

Small Town Feel: Unique among neighboring cities, Artesia’s vibrant downtown is surrounded by quiet communities that give the City a small-town feel. Residents and businesses feel especially attached to their community, and are always eager to support businesses and maintain a welcoming environment.

Diverse Customer Base: Dozens of nationalities are represented in Artesia, giving businesses access to customers they won’t find anywhere else. With a relatively young population, businesses have the opportunity to gain customers for life by locating in Artesia.

Strong Reputation: The City of Artesia has an award-winning reputation of being business-friendly and responsive to business and resident needs. Artesia’s City Council has shown its commitment to building a vibrant business community through numerous incentive and recognition programs, and staff works continuously to make Artesia an easy place to start and grow a business.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the City’s Economic Development programs, please contact Micah Weichbrodt, Management Analyst at (562) 865-6262, extension 262, or at 

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